Bernice Gwendolyn “Gwen” Uncapher, age 92, passed away
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at her home near Mendon, where
her loving family had cared for her the past few years.
She was born October 29, 1927, in Van Wert County, to
George Allen Sr. & Mildred Gwendolyn ( Ditto ) Armstrong.
Gwen and William Austin “Bud” Uncapher were married on
March 14, 1949. He preceded her in death October 1, 1999.
She is survived by 4 children: Dennis "Sam" ( Deb ) Uncapher
and Marcia ( Tom ) Miller of Mendon, Steve ( Jo ) Uncapher
and Darlene Uncapher ( Mike Vann ) of Rockford, a brother,
Alfred ( Tootie ) Armstrong of St. Marys, 11 grandchildren,
26 great-grand, and sisters-in-law: Barbara Armstrong
of Mendon, Norma Jean Stienecker of Celina, and Billie
( Johnny ) Wickham of South Point, and her late daughter
Janet’s life partner, Kerry Burrington, of Sebring, FL.
Gwen was preceded in death by daughter Janet Uncapher
on August 23, 2019, 2 great-granddaughters, brothers &
sisters: Edith ( Layton ) Adams, George Jr. ( Mildred and Linda )
Armstrong, Paul ( Marilyn ) Armstrong, Thomas Armstrong,
Catherine ( Harold ) Fleming, and an infant brother, Larry.
A homemaker, Gwen had worked at National Seal and Borden
Foods in Van Wert, Goodyear and the Cotton Mill in St. Marys,
then retired from Huffy Bicycles in Celina. Years ago, Gwen
and her husband also operated Bud's Restaurant in Mendon.
Gwen was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church
for many years. A 70-year member of the Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter in Mendon and later Spencerville, she once held
several positions within the organization. Representing the
Eastern Star, Gwen had traveled throughout Ohio and parts
of the U.S.
Always a thoughtful gift giver, Gwen lovingly crocheted afghans,
baby blankets, and other items for her family, and had made
quilts for all her children and blankets for the grandchildren.
She also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, ceramics, and reading.
Gwen researched family genealogy extensively, and presented her
children with books of detailed family history she had prepared.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 7, at
the Mendon United Methodist Church. Pastors Rob Glenn and
Don Clinger will officiate. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling Hours are 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 6, at
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, and from
10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, at Mendon UMC.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mendon United
Methodist Church or Community Health Professionals Visiting
Nurses and Hospice.
Online Condolences can be expressed to the Uncapher family
Attendees at the visitation and funeral are asked to please follow
the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Ohio Department of
Health and Governor DeWine.
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